Third Coast International Audio Festival

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The Third Coast International Audio Festival is an annual and on-going celebration of the best documentary and feature work being made worldwide for radio and the Internet.

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9 Pieces

Short radio works inspired by the French literary group Oulipo and cartoonist Matt Madden, and produced according to the following rules: - each starts with some manifestation of: "To begin with, they never got along." - each includes a discernible pre-recorded voice, rhythmic noise, and exclamation - each lasts exactly 2:30 minutes

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10 Pieces

Short radio works inspired by three items purchased at a dollar store in downtown Chicago: a mug with a feisty message, an old-school bicycle bell and wooden mousetraps.

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10 Pieces

Short audio works inspired by five books carefully selected from the San Francisco-based Prelinger Library's extensive and treasured collection of printed ephemera.

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12 Pieces

Short audio works inspired by song titles and samples from the acclaimed musical duo The Books.

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27 Pieces

The 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs each feature at least two neighbors, include both a color in the title and three consecutive seconds of "narrative silence," and last about three minutes.

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24 Pieces

The 2013 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, in partnership with the food-championing James Beard Foundation, invited producers and listeners alike to create short audio works (2 - 3 minutes) inspired by the idea of "appetite," presented in three "courses," and including one of the five tastes in the title: bitter, salt, sour, sweet or umami.

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11 Pieces

The Third Coast International Audio Festival presents a special 11 episode series of its flagship radio program "Re:sound" (heard weekly on WBEZ, Chicago). Hosted by award-winning producer and writer Gwen Macsai, "Re:sound" is known for presenting unforgettable audio stories carefully curated from around the world. Each episode explores a new theme through a variety of lenses, a refreshing mix of storytelling styles and joyful use of sound. For this series, Third Coast has chosen ten favorite "Re:sound" episodes, nipped and tucked the shows to get them ready for the national stage, and teamed up with PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, to share them far and wide.

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6 Pieces

Presenting! Season two of Re:sound from the sonic hunter-gatherers at Third Coast International Audio Festival. Hosted by award-winning producer and writer Gwen Macsai, Re:sound presents unforgettable audio stories curated from all over the world. Airing weekly on WBEZ, each episode explores a new theme through a variety of lenses, a refreshing mix of storytelling styles and joyful use of sound. For season two, Third Coast has chosen six favorite Re:sound episodes from the past year, nipped and tucked them just so, and prepared them for the national stage. The season features exceptional stories by Roman Mars (99% Invisible), Lulu Miller (RadioLab), Paolo Pietropaolo (CBC), Jonathan Goldstein (Wiretap), Lorelei Harris (RTE, Ireland) and many others. Special Note! You can mix and match this season with 11 additional evergreen Re:sound (specials) episodes from season one. Stations airing our first season include: WNYC, KQED, KALW, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, New Hampshire Public Radio, WESA and many more.

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8 Pieces

The 2015 ShortDocs Challenge, in partnership with the Studs Terkel Radio Archive at the WFMT Radio Network, invited two to three-minute long stories inspired by Stud's mighty curiosity.

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6 Pieces

Presenting! Season 3 of Re:sound from the sonic hunter-gatherers at Third Coast International Audio Festival.


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The winter holiday tradition continues as the Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KHNS, WVPE, WYSO, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 59
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This hour, we celebrate the work of a great journalist — Matt Power, who died March 10, 2014 while on assignment in Uganda.

Bought by KSFR, WVPE, WNYC, WRIR, KALW and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16

  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 29
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This hour: failure of flight. In one story a man mysteriously falls from the sky onto a sunny London street, and in another, a plane crashes into a...

Bought by KZYX, KQED, KVNF, WRIR, KALW and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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This hour: To do lists, compulsive lists, data lists, lists in literature and a list of firsts.

Bought by WCPN, Interlochen Public Radio, Prairie Public, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KJZZ and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 28
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This hour: the delicate interdependence between being in need and answering the call to help.

Bought by WEZU, WCBE, WRIR, WVPE, KALW and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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This hour: we present two very different stories about the Texas State Penitentiary. Both are about soul - the kind you dance to, and the kind you ...

Bought by WVPE, WRIR, KALW, 90.5 WESA, KCPW and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16

  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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This hour: We showcase some of our favorite stories from the 2013 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge: Appetite, and talk to the organizer of the proje...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, Prairie Public, WYSO, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KQED and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 24
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This hour: letters. To yourself, to your city, lost letters, found letters... and a love letter to letters.

Bought by KZYX, Interlochen Public Radio, WCPN, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KQED and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 24